“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lincolnia near Alexandria in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Historic Green Spring

Historic Green Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
July 24, 2010
1. Historic Green Spring Marker
Inscription.  A 1784 brick house, spring house, and a designed landscape showcase the unique 1942 collaboration of two American masters of design, Walter Macomber and Beatrix Farrand. Green Spring is the only known place where both designers' work is extant. Macomber, restoration architect for Colonial Williamsburg and Mount Vernon, completed a Colonial Revival rehabilitation of the buildings that reflected the growing popularity of the style for domestic architecture. Farrand, the sole female member of the American Society of Landscape Architects at its founding in 1899, designed the gardens around the brick house with her trademark clarity of outline and transition from formal to informal landscapes.
Erected 2009 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number B-260.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureWomen. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1784.
Location. 38° 49.48′ N, 77° 9.622′ W. Marker
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is near Alexandria, Virginia, in Fairfax County. It is in Lincolnia. Marker is at the intersection of Braddock Road (Virginia Route 620) and Witch Hazel Road, on the right when traveling north on Braddock Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria VA 22312, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Pleasant Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mason’s Hill (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Mason's Hill (approx. one mile away); Action At Annandale (approx. 1.4 miles away); Price’s Ordinary (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Cannon (approx. 1.9 miles away); Little River Turnpike (approx. 2 miles away); Cloud's Mill Race (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
Also see . . .
1. Green Spring House, Fairfax County, Virginia, Built 1784-86. Northern Virginia History Notes (Submitted on July 28, 2010.) 

2. Beatrix Farrand. Biography from Beatrix Farrand Society. (Submitted on July 28, 2010.) 

3. Green Spring Gardens. National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (Submitted on July 28, 2010.) 
Historic Green Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
July 24, 2010
2. Historic Green Spring Marker
Near the entrance to Green Spring Gardens Park.
Historic Green Spring House image. Click for full size.
July 24, 2010
3. Historic Green Spring House
Horticulture Center image. Click for full size.
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4. Horticulture Center
At Green Spring Garden Park.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2010. This page has been viewed 1,643 times since then and 153 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 28, 2010. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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